More new rocks and new adventures have come into play! The last year has proven to be a new development wave of explorative breakthroughs. All across the west coast, fellow rock pioneers have been on the forefront of fresh stone establishment. From the high altitude granite of Lincoln Lake, Colorado to the Sierra Buttes granite in Lake Tahoe, California and down to Browse boulders in Saint George, Utah. One cannot doubt the massive amounts of unexplored granite in the west.
It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone in the climbing industry strolls into Salt Lake City. And I am no exception. I love the chance to see friends and meet new people. OR is a crazy event which is a great time every year. I was planning on competing at the OR competition but a sprained ankle got in the way. I know it sounds like a huge set back but really my ankle will be fine.
Five Ten® climber Sebastien Lazure has been crushing the boulders in Rockland, South Africa. In the last couple weeks he climbed 10 V10s (3 flashed), 6 V11s, 2 V12s and a V13. He is presently 2nd on www.8A.nu for bouldering in Canada.
I have been in Rocklands, South Africa for just about three weeks now. The weather has been quite back and forth from hot to cold to rainy and most everywhere in between. Fortunately, I have had quite a few fair weathered climbing days over the past few weeks to keep my complaining to a minimum.
Transition Factory Racing's Jill Kintner takes Womens National DH title. Lars Sternberg and Jill Kintner of the Transition Racing squad attended the US National Championships in Sol Vista Colorado this past weekend, while Bryn Atkinson traveled to Morzine France to prepare for the final two European rounds of the World Cup circuit. Lars and Jill left a week beforehand to attend the Mountain States Cup in Snowmass Colorado, and get acclimated to the altitude in preperation for the Champs the following weekend.
Check out this video of the 4th episode of the 2010 Kenda Playbiker Gravity Show. This is the time of the Champery's track!